Shabbat Classes

Spring Quarter 2019

(April 6th to June 15th)

Weekly Torah Portion

Instructor: Dr. Randy Craig

David, a man described as a man after God’s own heart, said in Psalm 19 that in keeping the Torah there is great reward. In fact, his last comments to Solomon his Son in I Kings 2 exhorted Solomon to walk in God’s ways. He was telling his son that true courage and his future prosperity had to do with obeying the Torah of Moses. As we study the Torah, we are obeying the exhortation that David gave Soloman.

Most of the Spring Quarter will be spent studying the book of Leviticus, or Vayikra, meaning “and he called”.  And what was it that he called?  He had previously called Israel to himself, and now He called once again to provide a way for Israel to dwell with Him. Holiness was defined. A way of life was ordained for the community. Teaching was given about the education and training of the priesthood. Instructions were given as to how Yahweh was to be worshipped.  Vayikra is about redemption, and the desire of Yahweh to dwell with his people and to have His people draw near to Him. Much of what is revealed in the pages of Leviticus give understanding of the Writings and the Prophets leading ultimately to our redemption through Yeshua.  We are admonished in II Timothy to “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” Come study with us this Spring Quarter as we not only complete our study of Leviticus, but also begin our study of Numbers.  As David described so many years ago, there is great reward waiting for you as you study God’s teaching and instruction as revealed in the Torah.

Hearing God’s Voice

Instructor:  Janet Martin

God is speaking to each one of you but the question really is “are you recognizing His voice”? He speaks audibly, through dreams and visions, visitations, angels, fire, thunder, water, weather, just to name a few....

When His voice gets filtered through our soul (mind, will, emotions) it can cause a block in hearing God with clarity. In this class we will learn to divide the soul from the Spirit. Come take this exciting journey in recognizing how your Creator has been speaking to you and separate your soul from the Spirit. 

Beginning/Intermediate Hebrew

Instructor: Bea Baldridge

Book: The First Hebrew Primer is a simple, straightforward guide to Biblical Hebrew. The book has 30 lessons. The eleven lessons that we will be doing from the book provide enough information and practice to enable you, with the aid of a Hebrew-English dictionary, to understand most biblical texts. The goal of the Primer is to teach students to read and understand Biblical Hebrew as quickly as possible; therefore, the lessons emphasize recognition and translation - not memorization. The eleven lessons incorporate: 

* Verb, grammar, and spelling charts 
* Vocabulary lists 
* Oral reviews
* Exercises
* Stories
* Biblical quotes
* Learning the Book of Ruth in Hebrew

To get more information about the class, e-mail Bea at commandments_nt@hotmail.com 

The book can be purchased at http://www.ekspublishing.com/biblical-hebrew/the-first-hebrew-primer
You will also need the answer book at https://www.ekspublishing.com/biblical-hebrew/the-frist-hebrew-primer-answer-book

Congregational Dance – Men & Women (ages 12+)

Instructor: Michelle Nemecio

Praise his name with dancing! (Psalm 149:3) Congregational Dance is a class that will teach you basic Hebraic dance steps and of course, the dances for the congregational dance portion of our worship service. You will learn how to worship God through dance while building relationships with others. For those who would like a beginner’s guide to the world of Hebraic dance, this is the class for you! Congregational Dance is a prerequisite for the Shabbat Dance Class.

 

THYA (The Harvest Young Adults, ages 18 through 29)

Instructor: Pastor Joshua Craig

As part of the THYA Ministry, this class seeks to discover the wisdom of the Bible and break it down in a way that is particularly relevant to this stage of life. This class is about going deeper and growing in your relationship with God as you navigate the early years of adulthood. Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions: What does God want me to do with my life? Does God really speak to me? Do you wonder if the Bible has anything to say about your future, your career, finances or even relationships? What about all the brokenness in the world and social injustices? Where does faith intersect with those concerns? This ministry and this class is a place where you can connect with others your age and who have similar questions. Join us weekly as we come together to learn, fellowship, and celebrate how our lives are changing as we follow Christ, discover His purpose for us, and express our passion for God’s love and the restoration and freedom found through Jesus and His ways.

 

Youth - Junior and Senior High (ages 12 through 17)

Instructor: Justin Gardner

This quarter we are starting a new class series titled Identity Theft - Finding our Identity In Christ. In this class we are going to explore who we truly are as the next rising generation. We will focus on our identity as children of God and how we can grow into who we are called to be as young leaders. As youth, the time we live in is as tough as it has ever been. This is why it is so crucial to find our own personal relationship with our Messiah, Jesus. Come and join us as we seek out the mystery of the Gospel! Together we will grow to be the future leaders within The Body of Christ!

Text: The Bible

 

Children’s Group (ages 3 through 6)

Instructor: Glenn Berry, Assistant: TBD

This class will focus on biblically based lessons that utilize movies, crafts, activity sheets, etc. to teach the lesson at hand. The children will be playing games and activities that teach biblical principles and problem-solving skills. A snack will be provided during class time. Please let the instructor know if your child has any food allergies or other dietary restrictions. Children must be picked up from class at 12:45pm.

Children’s Group (ages 7 through 11)

Instructor: Lydia McMahon, Assistant: TBD

This class will focus on Biblically based lessons that utilize movies, crafts, activity sheets, etc. to teach the lesson at hand. The children will be playing games and activities that teach biblical principles and problem-solving skills. A snack will be provided during class time. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies or other dietary restrictions. Children must be picked up from class at 12:45pm.

Nursery:

The Nursery is available  Parents must remain on the premises